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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    Maybe this is a question that has been explained numerous times before: will it not make more sense for d government to grant pr to foreign spouses? That will mean foreign resources get to stay in n...
  2. Phra Buddha Chinnarat temple fair January 2015

    Hi there,

    Anyone with any idea about how to find out when in January would the Phra Buddha Chinnarat festival at Wat Yai, Phitsantulok be held in 2015? Can't find the information online nor on TAT...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    I'm just curious: with a working visa is it possible to freelance as a private English tutor? Tuition is a big thing in Singapore n private tutors can often earn more than a teacher employed in a...
  4. Thread: Italian teachers

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    Re: Italian teachers

    If u speak n write in French fluently, hop over to next door Laos n bring ur wife with u. There is the market for French speakers (or so it seems), with many businesses (especially the higher end...
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    Re: Tommy Tang~Chef/Travelogue/Showman/Phenomenon

    I love cooking with peanut oil the most as it gives an authentic taste of food in our region n also stands high hwat well. However d cost of peanut oil outside of Asia may be prohibitive n also...
  6. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    So it is true - Singaporeans entering by land have only 15days of visa-free stay. However we can go to the Singapore Thai embassy to get up to 45 more days (60 minus 15) of stay by applying for a...
  7. Thread: lampang

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    Re: lampang

    Ah Susana so u r a tiger! ^_^
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    Re: lampang

    Many thanks Khun Don. Now I will certainly visit Lamphun, if only to pay respect at this temple. After all, I'm born in the year of a rooster and can certainly do with more luck 555!
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    Re: lampang

    I have just been looking up on lamphun and it seems it is worth visiting, being one of the oldest city in Thailand.
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    Re: lampang

    Hopefully I can indeed find d 2 days to stop over at lampang. Already I'm limited to just one day in ayuthaya n 0.5day in lopburi :( Embroidery sounds lovely n d elephants too. How long did u stay...
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Lucky u, I have never had fresh bamboo shoots. Do they look naturally yellow or is the colour from d preservation process?
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    555 I used lentils which is not thai too ^^. However when I was down in luang prabang early this year, the lao/thai vegetarian curry would usually have oyster mushroom, small eggplants (the size of...
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Today I attended an entry into rains retreat organized by an overseas Thai Buddhist monastery. The Thai devotees made so many yummy dishes of seemingly mainly isaan dishes, including some...
  14. Thread: lampang

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    lampang

    Anyone been to lampang? Can't seem to find much traveller's account online n will like to seek opinion on whether it is worthwhile to squeeze two days of visit in an already tight schedule or whether...
  15. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Thanks guys, yup I will be speaking directly with the embassy tomorrow.

    The termination of the visa run is news to me; poor people!!!
  16. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Thanks everyone.

    Today I discovered something that is very likely to ruin my holiday plans. Citizens of Singapore arriving into Thailand by land (I.e. rail or bus as converse to by air) are only...
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    Re: What's Your Favourite Thai Song?

    Jeroensky frankly that video is the only one here that I am struggling to appreciate. Sorry :(
  18. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Hi mods, feel free to delete this post as I have decided now to simply pass through hatyai onward to somewhere more Central. :) thx...
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    Re: Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    I did have a casual chat with one of them about what keeps them looking so young. The only reply I got is a bashful smile and, "You too YY, you look young too!" Hence I never get any close to prying...
  20. Re: What is the most unusual food you've ever tried in Thailand?

    Fried mealworm
  21. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Pagan as to the Muslims. Wrong choice of word maybe?:cry:
  22. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    hatyai - safe?

    A bomb exploded in Hatyai in May this year. While the restive South is still subjected to significant visitor warnings (and some really serious ones), I never thought that Hatyai (being the tourist...
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    Re: Best way to find accomodation

    If it's me, I will just crash in whatever best price and comfortable place I can find online (with the intent to only stay temporarily), then once you arrive in BKK, you have all the time and...
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    Re: Best way to find accomodation

    Have u tried asking ur uni for advice? I'm assuming it's an uni internship. Some years ago I was looking into enrolling with chula uni n noticed that chula has a webpage on room rates n types for...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Sorry to sound cynical. Yet with all these drama that had unfolded, I can't help wondering how does one ever know that that ex bf u are talking to is indeed d ex bf and not someone who is sympathetic...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    :laughlong

    I think I have a bit of idea what that smell was. I caught a whiff of that on my very first visit to Golden Mile Complex in Singapore where we booked our tickets for my first ever visit...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    Me? What scent? :oops:
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    =( oh no fileeep, I wish you had not had to go through all those. They do sound very frustrating. Fortunately I have not yet experienced what you have experienced n I hope never have to! I do agree...
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    Fileeep I got curious like Susana and checked the prices from and to a few places recently. Just three days ago one can get a two way air tix via budget airline with stopover in kl n Singapore for...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    :laughlong
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    Susana I must admit I think of you as being a very brave lover who must also have loved this man very dearly. To actually marry someone from a country you have never been before AND relocate to such...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    One thing strikes me about some of our posts: Even though Thai people, Thai culture has united us in love, our love for Thailand has still remained although that part of us is long history.
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    What you said does make sense Curt. At the same time, during all those past times when there were similar political upheavals in Thailand and the flights were being cancelled left and right, I...
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    Surprisingly, air tickets to Thailand are still as costly if not even more costly during the holiday period. I was hoping to score a good deal, but so far, no luck.
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    good Buddhist retreat centres in Isaan

    Hi there,

    I have been keeping abreast of the situation in Thailand, while still thinking over my idea of going on a short retreat in Isaan nearing the Kim Jay Festival this year. I have never been...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    Thinking back, the naivety of my 1st trip was such a laugh. It was over a decade ago and I was a wide-eyed 18yo teenager very much in love with my then-love-of-my-life who wanted to get his very 1st...
  37. News: Re: Warning: These are not normal times in Thailand

    Yes Marie I did.
  38. Thread: Normal english men?

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    Re: Normal english men?

    It might be easier to ask ur sis and/or her husband to recommend you an English man they personally know.
  39. Re: Six (6) Old Markets Close to Bangkok~ from BK Magazine

    While I wish so much to visit these places, at the same time reading about these places makes it ever so painful with all the chaos going on in Thailand that makes it harder than ever to be there.
  40. Thread: Paul_au on death.

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    Re: Paul_au on death.

    Sounds like the lead character from the 1988 movie, Cinema Paradiso.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_Paradiso
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    Re: Paul_au is on the market again.

    So why is this on the Thai relationships section??? 0_0
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    Re: Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Not sure how good this website is, however I have used its Asian BMI calculator before:

    http://aadi.joslin.org/content/bmi-calculator
  43. Thread: Impulsive Shopping

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    Re: Impulsive Shopping

    I think if one plans their said impulsive shopping carefully, it can work out to be savings in d long run. I for one tend to buy things on discount which r not on my list. That said, I only do that...
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    Re: A Bangkok Tuk-Tuk driver

    Yes during cny of 2008. We wanted to go chinatown from wat pho but was insisted dat it was closed for cny. But we went ahead on our own as we knew from TAT dat there would be a big cny street fair....
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    Re: Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    What a good idea susana! I will try dat d next time!

    55 khronrai dats so funny but true. Although I will say 60yo thai women stay looking like 60 lol.

    Susana I dun quite get d part about...
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